Home / Mojave bicycle-camping trips / Spring 2011: Mojave National Preserve and area bicycle camping / Day 5: Castle Peaks hike, New York Mountains, Mojave National Preserve /
A few stretches of this Castle Peaks wash have a lot of thorny Catclaw acacia bushes to avoid
Catclaw acacia are those grey leafless bushes that look dead. They are just beginning to sprout leaves at this time of year. I always gets hooked and stabbed by this plant if my hiking gets careless in areas like this!